Admin Note: *Contributed Story* Please give credit and thanks to MaiA. This is a continuation to Story of Me – part 1.
STORY OF ME Part2 Second Encounter
Lisa: “Sir? As you requested, I already called the school and here are the names of their Top10 students and their credentials. Sinabi ko na din that we will be sending Engr Yamaguchi to do the speech.”
Richard: While looking at the list, “She is in the top3, and also the president of the student council. Hmmm, beauty and brains.” He thought to himself. “Lisa, please call the school and inform them that we will send invitations to their top3 students to undergo training with us. I will also be there to do the speech.”
Lisa: “Sir, theres no need, they already agreed to have Mr. Yamaguchi and…”
Richard: “I said, I will be there.”
Lisa: “Ok sir. I will send you the complete details and itinerary in Baguio.”
Graduating Class – Last day in Baguio, Site Visit to Relay Station
Simon: “Pare, you might want to follow the foot trail up to the relay station. It will take longer kasi if we follow the road tracks. It looks easy naman di ba? Rafi, Maya kaya nyo ba? “
Maya: “Syempre naman, one of the boys naman kami di ba? Ang pagyayabang ni Maya.
Rafi: “Kaya ko din yan”.
So they followed the foot trail and in no time, malapit na sila sa relay station. While the rest of the class is still down below following the road. The barkada waved at them, shouting “Yoohoo, ang galing namin…” Napahinto ang barkada nang makita ang natitirang bahagi papunta sa relay station
Simon: “Oh no, putol ang foot trail, mukhang nag landslide dito and we need to cross about 20meters of narrow walk way to go to the other side. “ Nagaalalalang sinabi ni Simon.
Maya: “Ha? Paano yon? Eh halos 1 foot lang from the mountain wall ang tatapakan natin and bangin na sa likod oh?”
Rafi: ”Ayoko na, baba na lang tayo.” may halong takot na sinabi ni Rafi.
James: “Mas delikado if we go down now. Matarik at madulas ang pababa.”
Maya: “Kalma lang, we can do this.”
Simon: “Ok, I need you here James and Jeff”. Kinausap nya ang mga kaibigan, “ The 3 of us will have to lead the rest of our friends to go to the other side. James and me will be positioned on the sides and Jeff will be in the middle. First I will pass the bags to Jeff then to James on the other side. OK?” While all the bags are being carried to the other side, the other guys are trying to convince Maya and Rafi to cross.
Maya: “Kaya ko ito.” Trying to convince herself.
Simon: “Maya look at me.” He touched her face and looked at her eyes. “When you cross, just face the mountain wall and hold on to it. Nasa likod mo ako. when I say step, we step together to the right until you reach Jeff and you will do the same until you reach James. Understand? “
Maya: “Paano kung nakabitaw ako?”
Simon: “E di ako ang unang mahuhulog kasi nasa likod mo ako eh. “
Maya: “Ayoko nun. “
Simon: “Then try to focus. “
Maya: “Thank you. Magiingat ka din ha” , then she embraced Simon.
Simon: Simon smiled and yelled. “Lets do this. Ready?”
Nakatawid na ang lahat maliban kay Rafi. Pinuntahan sya ni Simon at kinausap.
Habang si Maya naman ay nakatingin sa mga natitirang kaibigan nito.
Rafi: “Natatakot ako.”
Simon: “Kung kinakailangan, tumapak ka sa mg paa ko bawat hakbang mo, gawin mo. Nasa likod mo lang ako”. Mahinahong sinabi ni Simon.
Rafi managed to cross because of the encouraging words of Simon, then followed by Jeff, James and the last to cross to the other side was Simon.
Simon: “O maya, bakit nandito ka pa?”
Maya: “Hinihintay ko kayong lahat makatawid eh. Nagalala ako sa iyo. Salamat.”
Simon: “Maayos na ang lahat. Tama na ang iyak”. At niyakap nya ang kaibigan.
On that day, Maya realized how lucky she is to have her friends especially Simon who really cares. Someone she can trust her life with.
One hour before the Career Symposium, Maya and Simon were rushing back to the Hote from the parking lotl. Some guests have already arrived and they need to prepare themselves to welcome them.
Maya: “Di ko na kaya tumakbo, mauna ka na para merong sumalubong sa kanila. Pareho tayo mahuhuli pag hinintay mo pa ako.” she stopped and said this while catching her breath.
Nakatawid na si Simon papuntang Hotel habang nakasunod na rin si Maya. Wala sa sariling tumawid at muntik ng masagasaan ng isang magarang sasakyan. Nahulog ang kanyang mga gamit at nakayukong pinulot ang mga ito.
Bumaba ng sasakyan ang pasahero ng sasakyan at galit na sinabi,
Richard: “ Miss, what are you doing? My driver almost hit you?” sigaw ni Richard. Pagangat ng mukha ni Maya, nagulat si Richard ng makita nyang si Maya ang nakayuko sa harapan nya. “Maya, are you ok?” Natarantang sabi ni Richard.
Maya: “Kilala nya ako?” She thought to herself, and was surprised to see the face of Mr. Lim. “Sorry po Mr. Lim.”
Richard: “Nasaktan ka ba?” Pagaalalang tinanong ni Richard. “Bakit ka ba nagmamadali?”
Maya: “We had a problem po sa tour namin kanina and I am running late. I need to go. Sorry po ulit.” At tumakbo na papasok ng hotel.
After an hour, nakapaghanda na si Maya para sa event. Napakaganda in her little black dress, light make up and hair tied in a bun. Sinalubong nya ang mga bisita. Tiningnan ang listahan ng special guests, “Bakit wala pa si Mr. Lim?
Sa di kalayunan naman, ilang minuto nang nakatitig sa kanya si Richard in his black suit. “Wow”
Richard: “I guess, a proper introduction is in order. Hi, I am Richard Lim of Lim Industries.” And he extended his hand for a hand shake.
Maya: “I am Maya Dela Rosa, I’m the president of the Student Council” and took the hand shake.
Richard: “You are in for a surprise later, baby” bulong nito sa sarili.
Maya: “Huh? Sir? Ano po iyon?”
Richard: “Ahhm, wala, sabi ko, are we seated on the same table?”
Maya: “Yes, we are on the same table together with the other speakers. Let me lead you to our table.” Napangiti si Richard.